Pizza is undoubtedly one of the most popular and beloved dishes worldwide, with millions of people indulging in this cheesy, saucy, and crispy delicacy on a daily basis.
While pizza is available in many delicious varieties and styles, from deep-dish to thin crust, wood-fired pizza stands out as one of the best options for pizza lovers. There is something special about wood-fired pizza that sets it apart from other types of pizza, making it unbeatably the best pizza – and we’re here to tell you why!
First and foremost, wood-fired pizza is cooked in a traditional, and often authentically Italian, brick oven, which is heated by burning wood logs. This method of cooking provides a unique and authentic flavour to the pizza that cannot be replicated by any other cooking method. The intense heat of the wood-fired oven creates a crispy crust with a smoky and slightly charred flavour that is simply irresistible.
Wood-fired pizza is cooked at high temperatures, typically between 350-500 degrees, with this high heat allowing the pizza to cook quickly, creating a crispy crust while keeping the toppings moist and juicy. The result is a perfectly balanced pizza with a crisp and chewy crust, melted cheese, and superbly cooked toppings.
Another reason why wood-fired pizza is the best is that it is made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Most wood-fired pizzerias use fresh, locally sourced ingredients that are in season, ensuring that the pizza is bursting with flavour. From San Marzano tomatoes to fresh mozzarella, wood-fired pizza is made with the finest ingredients available, making it a healthier option than many other fast foods.
Additionally, wood-fired pizza is also incredibly versatile, and toppings can be customized to suit any taste preference. Whether you prefer classic a Margherita with fresh basil and tomatoes or a spicy Pepperoni with a sprinkle of chili flakes, wood-fired pizza can accommodate all taste buds.
Plus, it’s not just about the delicious taste of a fresh wood-fired pizza! Grabbing a wood-fired pizza with your partner, family or friends is a social experience that brings people together. Most wood-fired pizzerias have open kitchens that allow diners to watch their pizza being made, as well as a cosy, welcoming and rustic atmosphere, making them the perfect place to relax and catch up with colleagues or loved ones.
Combining it’s unique flavour, crispy crust, fresh ingredients, perfectly cooked toppings and the awesome social experience of a woodfire pizzeria, I think we can all agree that wood-fired pizza is the best.
Craving the deliciousness of a woodfire pizza? Get on down to Gracy’s Pizzeria & Bistro here at Westport House and experience the best pizza in Westport!